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British Columbia (B.C.) is Canada’s westernmost province bordered by the United States. The popular city of Vancouver situated in B.C. is known as Canada’s very own ‘Silicon Valley’ where technology and innovation meets. The province is characterised by a high standard of living, low crime rate and competitive wages. Communities in B.C. are culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse, with immigrants accounting for approximately 27% of the population.

There are lots of fun and exciting things to do and famous attractions to see in the province like Stanley Park, Whistler Ski Resort and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia feature in the Top 20 Best Universities list in Canada and are top choices for thousands of international students every year. B.C. has a diverse range of low and high skilled in-demand jobs available for foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada through the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program.


How Does the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP) Work?

Tech worker sitting at desk | in-demand jobs in Canada

The BC PNP is a way for high-demand foreign workers to gain permanent residency in B.C. There are four immigration streams under the BC PNP that you can apply through to receive a Provincial Nomination if your job is in-demand in Canada. The type of occupations in-demand in the province are healthcare professionals, tech workers, truck drivers, food processors and other low skilled jobs. Find out if your occupation features in one of the immigration streams below:

  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Category
  • British Columbia Tech Pilot
  • Healthcare Professional Category
  • Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker


Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Category

British Columbia welcomes semi-skilled foreign nationals with in-demand jobs in Canada’s tourism, hospitality, long-haul trucking, food processing and other low-skill industries to immigrate to Canada through the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Category. To qualify for the category, you must obtain a full-time job offer from an employer in British Columbia amongst other requirements.

The in-demand jobs in Canada under this category are the following:


Occupations In-demand List


British Columbia Tech Pilot

British Columbia is Canada’s tech capital with a high demand for skilled workers who are innovative and educated. To apply to the Tech Pilot, you must have a valid job offer from a British Columbian employer for at least one year in duration.

The 29 in-demand jobs in Canada under this pilot are the following:


British Columbia Tech Pilot


Healthcare Professional Category

British Columbia needs more healthcare professionals. In-demand jobs in Canada under this category include physicians, nurses and clinical pharmacists. To qualify to immigrate to Canada through the Healthcare Professional Category, you must have the support or a full-time job offer from a public health authority and at least 2 years of relevant work experience.

The in-demand jobs in Canada under this category are the following:


Healthcare Professional Category
NOC CODE Eligible Occupations
3111 Physician
3111 Specialist Physician
3012 Registered Nurse
3012 Registered Psychiatric Nurse
3124 Nurse Practitioner
3216 Diagnostic medical sonographer
3131 Clinical pharmacist
3211 Medical laboratory technologist
3215 Medical radiation technologist
3143 Occupational therapist
3142 Physiotherapist
3124 Midwife


Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker

The Express Entry BC is a fast way for skilled foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada. To qualify for an Express Entry nomination, you need to create an Express Entry profile, obtain a job offer, and have at least 2 years of work experience in skill type A, O or B.

The in-demand jobs in Canada under this category are broad and therefore classified under three skill types namely; Jobs in Management (O), Professional Jobs (A) and Technical Jobs or Skilled Trades (B):


Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker
Skill Type Example Occupations (NOC)
O - Jobs in Management Positions NOC 0111 Financial managers
A - Professional Jobs NOC 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
B - Technical Jobs and Skilled Trades NOC 7251 Plumber


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